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Reviews Written by catdocandrea

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Pentel Tradio Stylo Fountain Pen - Black Body - Blue Ink - PENTEL TRJ50-C
  Mushy tip that scratches..., August 7, 2012
Mushy tip that scratches and sprays ink when I write, even with a light touch. Also got ink all over my fingers somehow. Maybe a defective pen? I wonder since everyone else seems to love this pen. I threw mine away!
Nomadic PE-08 Easy Classification Pencil Case - Yellow - NOMADIC EPE 08 YELLOW
  I have some kind of compulsion..., July 20, 2012
I have some kind of compulsion to carry, with me at all times/in my purse, a mini version of my office. Well: it all fits in here. My little stapler, my little chocolate donut tape dispenser, tons of pens and pencils, a big fat Staedtler highliter, an eraser, extra ink cartridges, the cool little fold-up scissors shaped like a pen that I bought here at Jet-Pens, some sticky-notes and address labels and probably a few things I've forgotten to mention. All in a nice bright orange little package that drops right into my messenger bag style purse. Easy to see, easy to find and satisfies the geek in me that needs to have all my stuff right at hand.
Rotring Rapidograph Pen - 0.5 mm - Black Ink - ROTRING 155050
  For the past year or..., November 15, 2011
For the past year or so I have been a great fan of Pilot Precise V5 RT pens: loved the ink flow and needle tip. BUT, I RIPPED through them. One day I ended up throwing out 4 pens because they all went empty the same day. I couldn't justify the refill cost, vs simply buying new pens, which really bothered me.
Well, my search is over. The Rotring Rapidograph 0.5mm is the pen I was searching for. Lays down nice dark black ink as I write (which is all I do, I don't draw), feels great in the hand, and the refills are economical. I can get over that I have to take the cap off (vs. just click the retractable Pilot Precise V5).
I have a few more V5's to use up, but this is my new favorite for writing up my patient records. I love my Kaweco fountain pen for correspondence and things I want to have a more personal flare, but this is my new "workhorse".
Kaweco Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge - Midnight Blue - Pack of 6 - KAWECO 10000258
  Love my Kaweco pen but..., October 11, 2011
Love my Kaweco pen but not really loving this ink. Too blue and not saturated enough to make me happy. I like blue ink; I like black ink: thought I would like blue-black ink, but not so much.
Everything I have written with this looks sort of old, faded, and not so easy to read. Just no "life" to this color.

Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fountain Pen - Broad Nib - Silver Body - KAWECO 10000142
  Just received the pen..., August 12, 2011
Just received the pen today (super fast service, as usual, kudos): this is one slick looking pen and it feels great in the hand. I can't believe how small it is when capped and yet how nicely balanced and "full sized" it feels when posted.
The fine nib is not scratchy AT ALL and the ink flow is quite smooth.

I ordered the silver and love the contrast of the black carbon panels and the subtle but way cool font that says "Kaweco AC Sport".

So far, I think I am in love.
My only regret is that I only ordered one color of ink (and that I am such a pen geek).
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